Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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I suspect you will need to remove the carbs and clean them out.. Probably dirt inside the carbs blocking a jet.
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- Location: El Reno, OK
- Motorcycle: 1883 GL1100A Aspencade
I have an 83 Aspencade that had been sitting for 7 years. During initial carb cleaning the idle jets were all clogged. I bought 4 replacement jets from the Honda dealer. ($5.00@). This solved problem and it ran great. Recently fuel pump quit working and after replacement the idle jet got clogged on cylinder 2 was clogged. Spray some water on exhaust pipes to see which cylinder is working. Steam vs water running off pipe. I cleaned idle jet and now it runs great again. Cylinder 1 gets the fuel last so I wonder if a fuel insufficency allows it to clog up. Those idle jets are tiny and easy to clog and hard to clean without enlarging the hole.
Ya gotta be careful with this, but if the bike sat for a while and if you have rust in the gas tank, more than likely the chamber abovve the floats could be occluded with rust deposits. Since you are going to remove the carbs anyways, take a look with a swab in the top of the float cavity. It will let you know if further cleaning is required or not.
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